From Runways to Hallways: 6 great spring, summer looks

Between April showers and May?s warm temperatures, spring weather is unpredictable, calling for versatile clothing. Many of this year?s spring essentials are classic styles that have been updated to keep up with modern trends. These styles are functional yet reflective of the vibrant colors of spring.


There?s no need to wait until Memorial Day to start wearing this spring?s most abundant color: white and various off-white shades. For girls, neutral tops, especially paired with more colorful skirts and bottoms, emphasize even the slightest tan. For guys, the classic white t-shirt is making a comeback for the summer and looks great with everything from athletic shorts to khakis.

Floral Prints

When shopping for skirts, sundresses and even cardigans, look no further than the floral print. A perfect way to incorporate springs colors into the wardrobe, florals work well in both casual and formal ensembles. Small flowers on pieces that avoid overdoing the color are best, especially for cardigans and other tops.


Gladiator sandals have become common over the past few years, but the look is being updated to include heels, hardware and color. With an abundance of straps, they can be paired with jeans, shorts, skirts or dresses to provide a slightly more formal alternative to flip flops. Just beware of awkward tan lines.

Classic button-down

A cotton button-down provides a classic look through the warm days of spring. Worn tucked into shorts with a skinny belt, it is a tailored look that is comfortable through hot days and cooler nights. A modified version in plaid can offer a more colorful option than the traditional look.

Skinny belts

Skinny belts can be used with dresses, cardigans or flowing blouses to add color or texture. They define the waist, providing the appearance of an empire cut, without the bulk and weight of wide, waist-cinching belts.

Mock two-piece dresses

Mock two-piece dresses pair the mix-and-match complexity of the skirt and top combo with the simplicity of a dress. Perfect for both casual and business looks, these dresses are popping up in a variety of styles and patterns and generally require few accessories to complete the outfit.